Superheroes wave the flag for sick kids

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Superkids Superheroes founder Simon Kane stopped at River Valley Primary School to see students Zoe Stidworthy, Year 5, and Hudson Hussie, pre primary, dressed up as their favourite superheroes.
Camera IconSuperkids Superheroes founder Simon Kane stopped at River Valley Primary School to see students Zoe Stidworthy, Year 5, and Hudson Hussie, pre primary, dressed up as their favourite superheroes. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

More than a dozen superheroes came scooting into the River Valley Primary School pavilion on Thursday morning to spread the message that everyone can be a hero.

Now in its fourth year, the Superkids Superheroes tour sees everyday people dress up as superheroes and travel 600km from Bridgetown to Perth raising money for the Kids Cancer Project. These every day heroes sporting spandex and capes are on a journey for a cause close to the heart.

Founders Simon and Kim Kane first embarked on this ride when they lost their eight-year-old son Declan to childhood cancer in 2017.

“Kids love superheroes and scooters, so we thought why not put the two together and try to raise awareness for such a valuable cause,” Mr Kane said.

“We tell the kids we have lost a few good superheroes and try to teach them that they can help out and be heroes too. Our aim to wave the flag for those sick kids that can’t do it themselves.”

The tour arrived in Perth on Sunday.

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